Xbox One To Offer “Shrinkable Games”

Posted on by Ryan

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It appears that Xbox One will be receiving a “shrinking” option for games from the latest update.

The new update went out to Alpha members and NeoGAF were quick to note that the feature will be usable when players have games on their Xbox One that can shrink while staying playable.

 

DETAILS 

OS version released: rs3_release_xbox_dev_1710.170908-1900
Available: 6:00PM PDT 9/11 (1:00AM GMT 12/9)

NEW FEATURES:

• Never Miss Out!
You’re here to play, but sometimes have to step away from your Xbox. We’ve enhanced the notification system when your Xbox is idle so that time-sensitive activities are visible from far away. Whether you’re still in the room or taking the dog out for a walk, your Xbox will keep you instantly up-to-date. At a glance, you’ll know if your friends have come online while you were away or if you’ve been invited to play. You’ll never miss out on what’s going on with your friends, clubs, broadcasts, and more.

We’ve also updated the screen-dimming functionality to better prevent screen ghosting, both when the screen is dimmed and when it’s showing enhanced notifications.

NOTE: This feature is being enabled 9/12 at 9:00 AM PDT, and will become available on Xbox a few hours later (or immediately after a hard reset). 

• Home
Downvoting content in the middle two discovery slots on Home will now instantly remove the content type from view.

FIXES:

• Controller
A new controller firmware update is available for Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth. You can manually download the update from Settings > Kinect & devices > Devices & accessories > Device info.

• Games & Apps
Fixed an issue which caused games to sometimes fail to appear in Ready to Install.

• Game Hub
Fixed an issue which sometimes caused Game Hub to display inaccurate Gamerscore or achievements.

• Minecraft Better Together Beta
Other games should no longer fail to launch after launching the Minecraft Beta.

• Blu-Ray Player
3D Blu-Ray content now correctly plays in 3D.

KNOWN ISSUES: 

• Light Theme
There are some known visual contrast issues in messaging, the entertainment twist, and the Mixer twist—you may see white on white. Fixes will be coming soon.

• Sign-in
When using Arabic or Hebrew language and signing in with a profile using the “Lock it down” security preference, the sign-in screen which requests Microsoft account e-mail address and password is distorted. This does not affect the profile if it is set to use the “Ask for my passkey” or “No barriers” security preferences.
Workaround: Set the console to use another language, sign-in, and set the profile’s security preference to “Ask for my passkey” or “No barriers”. Alternatively, you can still type in your password as normal using the virtual keyboard though the screen is distorted.

• Netflix
When using Hebrew language, Netflix fails to launch.

• Home
Images on the Mixer tab may appear clipped or duplicated.